LBJ School Hosts Panels on Changing Demographics and Infrastructure Challenges as Part of Legislative Orientation
The University of Texas at Austin and its LBJ School of Public Affairs will collaborate with the offices of Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to host the Pre-Session Legislative Conference, an orientation for new members of the state Legislature taking place Nov. 27 through Nov. 30.
As part of the four-day orientation, the LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a special session to which the public is invited on Friday morning, Nov. 30, focusing on policy issues likely to be major topics during the 83rd Legislative Session. LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings will make opening remarks for Friday’s session, scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin.
The Friday morning session will be composed of two policy panels. The first panel, “What the Next 5, 10 and 20 Years Hold,” beginning at 9 a.m., will focus on the changing demographics of Texas and will include Sen. Judith Zaffirini, Rep. Myra Crownover and Rep. Eddie Rodriguez. The panel will be moderated by Texas State Demographer Lloyd Potter.
The second panel, “Potholes an